(Minneapolis, MN) — Robert Covington posted 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Timberwolves knocked off the Warriors 99-84 at the Target Center. Shabazz Napier also netted 20 points for Minnesota, which has won three-of-five. The Wolves begin a two-game road trip tomorrow in Cleveland.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are back in action tomorrow when they host the Winnipeg Jets at the X. Minnesota is 0-and-2 so far on its four-game homestand after Tuesday’s 4-1 setback to Toronto. The Wild sit at 19-17-and-5 on the year.
(New Orleans, LA) — The Vikings are headed to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday in an NFC Wild Card Game. The Vikes grabbed the sixth seed in the NFC and would visit San Francisco in the Divisional Round with a win. The other wild card game features Seattle and Philadelphia. San Francisco and Green Bay have first-round byes.
(Canton, OH) — The finalists for the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class are now public. First-year finalists include former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, and former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. Former Minnesota Vikings lineman Steve Hutchinson is also in the running. The Class of 2020 will be announced February 1st, the night before the Super Bowl in Miami. The inductees will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio in August.
(West Lafayette, IN) — The Golden Gophers’ three-game winning streak is over after an 83-78 double-overtime setback at Purdue. Daniel Oturu racked up 29 points and 18 rebounds for Minnesota, which fell to 7-and-6 overall and 1-and-2 in Big Ten play. The Gophers host Northwestern tomorrow.